The CSWD Annual Report for FY18 covers the period from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018.
The Chittenden Solid Waste District (CSWD) Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2018 chronicles a year of reducing and managing the amount and toxicity of Chittenden County’s solid waste through a wide variety of programs and facilities. Notable trends from FY18 include:
Green Mountain Compost, a program of CSWD, continued to provide a local outlet for mandated food scrap diversion from the landfill. The volume of food scraps processed reached 5,876 tons, a new high. This is an increase of 14% over FY17, and 169% since FY11 when the facility opened.
The Environmental Depot
, CSWD’s year-round hazardous waste collection facility, saw a 19% increase in the amount of hazardous waste and paint brought by residents and businesses for responsible management.
The CSWD Materials Recovery Facility
(MRF) felt the effects of global market turmoil, with the weighted average sale price of recyclables dropping 19% from the previous year’s average. This gave new urgency to the need for more flexibility and sorting technology to meet market demand, and triggered an increase in the per-ton fee charged to haulers at the MRF for blue-bin recyclables.
CSWD supported member communities with more than $35,000 in grant funding and other financial assistance, and more than 7,000 recycling and food scrap collection bins for no charge to recipients.
The District’s research and development efforts targeted recycling markets for hard-to-recycle products and packaging, waste disposal trends, and more efficient curbside collection models for food scraps, recyclables and trash.
Want to know more? Read the full report here.
By the numbers
Hazardous waste and paint collected at the CSWD Environmental Depot.
11.75 million pounds
Community food scraps processed at Green Mountain Compost.
94.89 million pounds
Blue-bin recyclables sorted at the CSWD Materials Recovery Facility (MRF). Read the report